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Could be a UTI, or an allergy, or engorssed in stuff, or afraid to tell the teacher he needs to go, or there is something about the bathroom that bothers him. How is he at home? Is it only at school? Is it only on certain days? In the am? In the pm? More than once a day? Sorry for the questions, but my both dds (and not my ds, funnily) have this issue. For dd1 it was that she was afraid to ask to go at campt because the counselors made a big deal about escorting...
Mamasoleil, I know where you are coming from. telling dd that you have very little patience may actually help. Put it in terms she can understand. Last night I had the patience of "half a raisin" and needed to leave the kitchen and sit on the stairs because everyone was yelling at me for something at once. Ds came down the hall once to ask me for something and I said, my patience is the size of a sesame seed. There is another grownup in the kitchen. Daddy can help...
Done! I can't imagine life without MDC or Mothering Mag. I lurk a lot, but am truly addicted. These boards have become an important lifelie for me. I only regret that I can't spend more time on them, answering every thread that I see. Please keep going!
We are bummed here too. DH's company makes licensed products from this show and he knows the actors and creators. What a big bummer for all of us.
I sort of agree with Chaka Falls a little. This may not be about race at all. This may be about a bad expeience with 2 girls that just happened to be of color. At 4 your dd could just have easily said, I don't like playing with blondes or girls who wear pants, etc. And at this age, their friendships are very fluid. Next week she may love these girls. I think you did the right thing by pointing out that whatever her reasons, it wasn't the person's color that made it...
I am proud of myself. I think it is very hard to be a maverick -- especially in a community that does not really seem to support your overall values. I am not saying that the other parents supported what the coach was doing-- I am sure would not -- but they chose not to get involved and that is what bothered me. I am a little reactionary in all thing in my life, however, and I sometime let my emotions and gut reactions take me places that perhaps other more cuatious...
Jenni -- I switched to a midwife at 28 weeks and had dd #3 at 34 weeks. Best move I ever made. nd yes, they are covered by insurance (most insurance anyway). I guess it depends on the kind you have. Good luck.
Thanks. Afterwards, I felt very out in the open and vulnerable, like maybe it was my behavior that had been on display. But, then I keep reminding myself that I did the right thing. And truly it does not really matter what other people think of me (although this is hard, since many of the parents there were part of my geographical community -- but not my tribe!), it is the poor child that counts. In the end, my friends contacted their coach, told him what happended and...
Elise -- Actually, I am not anti-soccer. My 4 yo twins are playing (?!?) on an non-competitive team. Actually, I guess I am just disappointed in the way that parents and coaches handle these "team" sports that are supposed to build teamwork and other good characteristics, And you are right that American sports are certainly not exempt from these kinds of things. It is no wonder our professional athletes think they are exempt from the moral and legal standards of...
I am in tears over what a witnessed tonight at a "travel" soccer game. My best friend's son (7 yo) plays on an 8 and under "travel" -- ie competitive -- soccer team (kids try out, there are 2-3 games/practices a week, etc.) Tonight we went to watch. I sat on the sidelines listening to parents shouting -- mostly encouragement, but some disparaging comments, instructions ("get him" was popular) and discussing what their children were doing wrong in the game. Then I...
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